The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 2
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MARCH / APRIL 2003


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WISCONSIN

Senator reconsiders harmful legislation

After being contacted by constituents concerned about homeschoolers not having enough regulation—mainly grandparents who did not believe their grandchildren were receiving proper schooling at home—State Senator Shelia Harsdorf became concerned. Although she believed most homeschoolers were doing a good job, she wondered if some might be doing it for the wrong reasons and as a result not providing students with good educational opportunities. The senator began to investigate whether some checks and balances could be added to Wisconsin law without placing unnecessary restrictions on homeschoolers who were doing a good job.

Needless to say, homeschoolers in Harsdorf's district informed her that they are completely opposed to any new legislation. Home School Legal Defense Association sent her statistics demonstrating the academic and social success of homeschoolers. After a long discussion, Senator Harsdorf assured HSLDA that she would not introduce legislation that would restrict homeschoolers in any way. She was satisfied with the present level of minimal accountability and would strongly support homeschoolers' efforts to maintain their freedoms.

HSLDA applauds Wisconsin homeschoolers for helping to convince Senator Harsdorf that they are doing well enough to be left alone, and we are thankful that another potentially harmful piece of legislation was averted.

— Christopher J. Klicka